April 11, 2013

Mini Mixed Media Notebook

Sometimes it is what you don't see that adds up to what you do see.

Mini Mixed Media Notebook
What you don't see.... is that this mini notebook (3.75 x 4.25) started with plain white Canson Mix Media paper covered with blue painter's tape and gesso.

From this back view, you can see all the random numbers stenciled with modeling paste.

After trimming the cover to the desired size, the small leftover strips were used to decorate the inside flaps.  Hardware, such as prong fasteners, make great binding mechanisms for note paper and are easy to refill.

An old olive button was distressed with Ultramarine StazOn and sewn on to the front flap.  A white elastic cord was colored with Black StazOn and used as a stretchy latch closure.

A view from the side shows the elastic cord closure.

This is another "what you don't see" feature....this booklet originally started out covered with Penny Black's Dahlias.  Funny how a creative idea can take an all together different path.  

Random use of Tim Holtz Printed Tissue Paper, Tuxedo Black Fireworks spray and acrylic paints add abstract elements to the design.

Layers really build depth.  Even though you don't see them...you see them!